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Flash fiction, the shortest of the short story, is perfect for teens to write. But difficult, at the same time. They struggle with compacting their many ideas into one coherent, creative, powerful piece...and that's the beauty of constructive
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This comprehensive unit explores gender roles through history and in modern times. Anchor text The Awakening by Kate Chopin is the cornerstone for this rigorous and engaging unit. Gender roles are examined in full detail - with novels, primary
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This huge bundle includes weeks and weeks of lessons to engage and challenge high school readers and writers of all levels and abilities. ***46-slide PowerPoint (editable) ***Common Core-aligned Step-by-Step Unit Plan with: detailed daily
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This unit of spoken word poetry is meant to culminate in a performance by a set of partners. Students select a common topic/theme, and then write a shared poem in two points-of-view, offering the audience two voices on one subject. This unit can
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Updated: Now contains 15 interesting options to catapult reading responses to a new level! Every reader will find something to spark his or her interests. Increase reading frequency, engagement, comprehension Engaging topics and focus points
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Student choice & voice! Refine argument skills! Engage all learners! Self-paced project! This persuasive project hones students' organization, research, argument, persuasion, and presentation skills. A dynamic 20-slide editable PowerPoint
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This engaging icebreaker asks students or staff to form groups based on common traits. They are up and moving, thinking, interacting, and having fun, all while building a strong and supportive classroom or staff community for the entire
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This comprehensive guide to scoring high on the Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam features a step-by-step, proven process to write a well-developed claim/counter-claim argument. My track record proves it - I have nearly 100% pass rate
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This fun and engaging activity is the perfect icebreaker for middle or high school classrooms or anytime of the year as part of a creative writing unit or prepping for a full memoir or personal essay. Students get to know each other (and themselves)
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In this extensive and engaging unit, students will explore the idea of freedom of speech (and censorship) in the past and present United States. By reading and analyzing numerous articles, an image, and two anchor texts, Patrick Henry's "Give Me
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Students self-assess their level of mastery in text annotation with this easy-to-use checklist. They also reflect upon their choices, and make goals for the next text they read.
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This mini-unit, suitable for AP Lit or upper high school classrooms, uses a seminal gothic short story to teach close reading, re-reading, questioning, and literary criticism. Students read the story several times for different purposes (at first
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This PowerPoint can be used on its own to teach elements of Southern Gothic Literature, or with the unit featuring To Kill a Mockingbird and related texts entitled "The Dark Side: Southern Gothic Lit". This powerpoint features hallmarks of the
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This comprehensive unit suitable for AP Literature or upper high school English class features the following resources: Common Core and AP Scoring Components-aligned Unit Plan with Unit Overview, Essential Questions, Enduring Understandings, Daily
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This fun and challenging icebreaker, "Storytellers" prompts groups of students to use an opening line, 3 nouns, 3 verbs, 3 adjectives, and a closing line to compose a short story. A gallery walk allows students to see each other's work. Extension
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This engaging and thorough writing process-based project helps students blend their own story and voice with Tim O'Brien's style. After reading part or the whole novel, The Things They Carried, students write a personal narrative based on the
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This slideshow will teach students the mechanics of acing this test. 99% of my juniors passed. 67% scored above an 85 (80 being considered proficient in New York State). Use with the NYSED Website, offering many previous full-edition tests, answers,
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This mini unit helps students explore the impact connotation has on communication. They will learn the difference between denotation and connotation, explore an essay using SOAPSTone, close reading and discussion to identify and analyze how
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This comprehensive guide to scoring high on the Common Core English Language Arts Regents Exam features a step-by-step, proven process to write a well-developed 2-3 paragraph Text Analysis: Exposition. My track record proves it - I have nearly 100%
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Attention, teachers of student poets! Let their voices be heard! Your students love music. Let them love poetry too! This rich bundle has everything you need to stir up passions, promote partnerships, cultivate creativity, and watch your students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

16 years as a public school teacher in New York City. Big Apple Awards Finalist: One of NYC's best teachers (2017 and 2018) WISE Senior Internship Coordinator English Department Chair I currently teach AP English Language and Comp and English 11 (Regents), plus supervise a senior internship program. I have previously taught the following courses/grade levels: English 6 English 7 English 9 English 10 AP English Literature & Composition Intro to Journalism Mixed Media Yearbook Literary Magazine Magazine Journalism I use over 11 years of experience as a journalist in my English teaching practice. I run a school-wide poetry slam each year.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Creative. Modern. Teen-focused. Leveled and differentiated activities and texts. Engagement and community are keys to successful classrooms and authentic learning. I do believe every student can learn at their own pace, every student should be challenged everyday, every student can love reading if they find the right book.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

BIG APPLE AWARDS FINALIST - 2017 & 2018 2x Fellow, Poetry , The Academy for Teachers (NYC) English Dept. Chair District 25 Community Service and Leadership Award (NYC) Certified in Life Space Crisis Intervention Trained in Teachers College Reading and Writing Program Trained in America's Choice Certified to teach AP English Literature and AP English Language Rated: Highly Effective Teacher Rated in Yearbook: Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate studies, English, Stony Brook University, State University of New York Master of Science in Education, Literacy Grades 6-12, Walden University Bachelor of Science, Journalism/English, University of Hartford

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother of two amazing boys. New York Rangers fan. Love to read, write, and shop - not necessarily in that order.

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